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Rebecca Brubaker

2007-2008

blogs by Rebecca Brubaker

Final days in Boston-2007

August 25th Boston’s History Today a local Boston historian gave me a full tour of the democratic and geographic development of neighborhoods in Boston.    He wove his own history, as the descendent of early Irish immigrants, into that of my own family (British-Scots), as well as the Italians, the Black Caribbean communities, the Brazilians, etc. 

Boston-August 7-20, 2007

August 9th, 2007 Hot Buttons Exercise In my last few coaching sessions, one of the associates introduced an exercise for improving listening skills.  She explained that the exercise is particularly useful for difficult conversations, as our listening ability tends to suffer when emotions are high, identity is threatened, and important negotiating substance is on the

Boston-July 23-August 6, 2007

July 24th, 2007 Photo gallery 1: Explorations around Boston View of Boston skyline from ferryboat. Rocky shoreline of Boston Bay’s islands. Tide pools on Boston Bay Island where I went wading one weekend.  Can you see the crab? July 25th, 2007 Tour continued… Paul Revere’s House; one of the sites I passed while walking Boston’s

Boston-July 11-22, 2007

July 11, 2007 Wish List: #1 I mustered the courage to sample the first item on my wish list.  Looking back at my list, the number one item was belly dancing.  At the time, I had added this to my list more as a dare to myself to stretch.  I wanted to do something that

Boston-June-July, 2007

June 17, 2007 Moving Back to the U.S. (from Cyprus) I have to admit I found it quite intimidating moving to Boston. This transition is the first time that I am moving to a place where I know no one. Not only do I know no one, but at least by Cypriot standards, I consider

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